Film Listings July 2017

A monthly guide to independent film screenings...

EGYPT MILL Nailsworth

Fri 7th Slumdog Millionaire As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show..If you’re hungry and thirsty you can drift up to the Barbecue and enjoy Egypt Mill’s great food.  Of course a full bar is always available for a drink, alfresco style. Okay, not exactly ‘Saturday night at the Movies’ but the very next best thing! £8 (booking required) Food avail from 7:30pm screening starts at 9pm


Sun 2nd Unacknowledged A showing on a large screen of Dr. Steven Greer’s important new documentary. “Unacknowledged” focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced-and why. The best evidence for extraterrestrial contact, dating back decades, is presented with direct top-secret witness testimony, documents and UFO footage, 80% of which has never been revealed anywhere else. The behind-the-scenes research and high-level meetings convened by Dr. Steven Greer will expose the degree of illegal, covert operations at the core of UFO secrecy. From briefings with the CIA Director, top Pentagon Generals and Admirals, to the briefing of President Obama via senior adviser John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton Campaign, we take the viewer behind the veil of secrecy and into the corridors of real power where the UFO secrets reside. The viewer will learn that a silent coup d’état has occurred dating back to the 1950s and that the Congress, the President and other world leaders have been sidelined by criminal elements within the military-industrial-financial complex. There will be an opportunity to join a local mailing list and a local CE5 contact group.7pm £7adv from Eventbrite/£8.50otd


Fri 7th Wick Flix: La La Land The musical that was the talk of Hollywood earlier this year, not least because of that wrong envelope – it still won 6 Oscars. Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) struggle to make their respective dreams come true in Los Angeles; she, as an actress; he, as a jazz musician. They see in each other a passion for the traditional, but what will win as fame and fortune beckon – their love or their success? (Cert 12A). 7:45pm £6 (includes one free drink!)

SEED FESTIVAL Hawkwood College

Fri 7th Demain Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it. During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow's world…7pm

Fri 7th Seed: The Untold Story Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.9pm

Sat 8th Plastic Ocean An epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. The film investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind. 11pm

Sat 8th Tawai BBC Tribe's Bruce Parry introduces his new film Tawai - a voice from the forest is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very differently to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the the tributaries of the Amazon, Tawai is a 4 year exploration to find a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples and how their way of life can benefit those in the industrialized world - providing a powerful voice that must be heard before it is completely lost." 7pm